The Other Son Poster

Release Date: September 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Complex repercussions face two families -- one Israeli, one Palestinian -- after learning that their sons (Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi) were accidentally switched at birth.

Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi, Areen Omari, Khalifa Natour, Mahmud Shalaby, Diana Zriek

Director: Lorraine Levy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Solofilm

Distributors: Cohen Media Group

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  • Ms. Levy's film gets to say affecting things about the mysteries of identity, and the ironies of ancient enmity. If we can assume, from the nature of the premise, that Joseph and Yacine will soon accept their situation and become friends, we can also assume, from the course of history, that the Israelis and Palestinians will continue to resist doing the same. show more

  • A parablelike melodrama with obvious symbolic meaning. show more

  • Making a feel-good movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be a recipe for disaster, but French writer-director Lorraine Levy manages to avoid many, if not all, of the pitfalls in her touching family drama. show more

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